Last week, we gave an event preview of what EDMbiz has to offer ahead of its fourth year. The EDC Week event is one where the greatest minds in EDM come together in a structured forum to give their insights into what is going on in the scene and how they can better its current stature. This week, EDMbiz has announced their speakers and panelists for 2015 that will the lifeblood of what occurs over the three-day event.

Again, Jason Bentley, Music Director of KCRW, will moderate, curate, and host the event where the keynote speakers have been tapped to be the President of Electronic Music at Live Nation, James Barton, and CEO of and Founder of Downtown Project, Tony Hsieh. Between the keynote speakers and panels, it seems that EDMbiz looks to go beyond just music but into technology and entrepreneurship as well. All of these fields overlap and have proven to become integral into the success of dance music to date. The Fourth Annual Artist Panel will include Krewella, 3LAU, and Hook n Sling, while artists Tommie Sunshine and Jono Grant of Above & Beyond will also be amongst the speakers at this year’s conference.

For those looking to take part in the pre-EDC festivities, attendees will be able to attend a run of shows with their badges that include Afrojack at Omnia for the Official EDMbiz Opening Night Party, Alesso at the Boulevard Pool for the Official EDMbiz Closing Night Party, and a ton of EDM heavyweights in between including Avicii, Duke Dumont, Showtek, and more. Badges are still available for EDMbiz 2015 here, and more panels, speakers, and parties are sure to be announced as we approach the event dates.

To get a sense of what occurred last year at EDMbiz, check out our feature on the conference here. The first phase of speakers and panels can be viewed below.

The following Keynote sessions and panels will take place at EDMBiz:

20 Years of Dance Music Through the Lens of AM Only
Best Record/A&R Contest
Billboard Presents: Dance Power Players 2015
Dance Music and the Urban Ecosystem: Brooklyn, Detroit, LA
EDM: Just the Facts, Man
Emerging Markets: Globalization & Localization
Fourth Annual EDMBiz Artist Panel
Future of Dance Music Journalism
Keynote Session with James Barton, President of Electronic Music at Live Nation
Keynote Session, “City as a Startup” with Tony Hsieh, CEO of and Founder of Downtown Project
Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape
EDMbiz Startup Contest

Industry leaders joining EDMbiz for a variety of presentations and panels to date will include the following:
3LAU, Producer/Artist
Andrew Spada, Vice President, Content & Creative, Dancing Astronaut
Austin Kramer, Global Programming Head-Electronic Culture, Spotify
Blaise DeAngelo, General Manager, OWSLA
Brian Zisk, Founder, SF Music Tech
Chad Gillard, Head of A&R, Future Classics
Chip Hooper,Worldwide Head of Music, Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency
Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director, Beatport
Conor Clarke, Founder & CEO,
David Waxman, Head of A&R, Ultra Music
DB Burkeman, Creative Director, AM Only
Edward J. Hennessy, Director of UPS Entertainment Logistics
Ethan Baer, CEO,
George Hess, CEO, Zero2Fifty Group
Geronimo, Senior Director of Music Programming, Electronic and Dance Formats, SiriusXM
Hook n Sling, Artist
James Barton, President of Electronic Music, Live Nation
Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW
Jason Huvaere, Paxahau
Jason Miller, President – New York, Live Nation Entertainment
Jeff Shaw, SVP, Strategic Alliances – Electronic Music Lead, Live Nation Entertainment
John Amato, President at Billboard /The Hollywood Reporter
John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer & Interim Chief Financial Officer, Insomniac
Jono Grant, Artist, Above & Beyond
Julien Mitelberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Bandsintown Group
Kraig Fox, Director of DCP & Sr. Managing Director, Guggenheim
Krewella, Artists
Kush Patel, Music Partnerships, Twitch
Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital
Lee Anderson, Agent, VP East Coast, AM Only
Matt Medved, Editor, Billboard Dance
Matt Rodriguez, Agent, VP, West Coast, AM Only
Megan Buerger, Staff Writer, Billboard
Mike Darlington, CEO, Monstercat
Natalia Romiszewski, Director of A&R, Lava Records
Nick Guarino, Founder & CEO, This Song is Sick
Nick Ward, CFO, YourEDM
Pasquale Rotella, Founder & CEO, Insomniac
Paul Morris, Founder & President, AM Only
Paul Resnikoff, Publisher, Digital Music News
Rachel Springate, Chief Artist Officer, Dubset
Rich Thomas, Vice President of Content, Insomniac
Ryan Mac, Reporter, Forbes
Ryan Roy, A&R, Interscope Records
Simon Rust Lamb, COO, Insomniac
Steve Martocci, Co-Founder, Splice
Tatiana Oliveira Simonian, Vice President of Branded Entertainment, Nielsen
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
Tommie Sunshine, Producer/DJ/Songwriter/Social Media Provocateur/Raver
Tony Hsieh, CEO of & Founder of Downtown Project
Vijay Nair, Founder & CEO, Only Much Louder

EDMbiz attendees will also have access to the following EDC Week Shows:

Tuesday, June 16
Afrojack, Omnia (Official EDMbiz Opening Night Party)

Wednesday, June 17
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hakkasan
Special Guest at Light
Showtek, Wet Republic at Night

Thursday, June 18
Alesso, Boulevard Pool (Official EDMbiz Closing Night Party)
Duke Dumont, Daylight
Carl Cox, Light
Nicky Romero, Omnia
Lil Jon, Tryst Nightclub
Krewella at Wet Republic, Night
Avicii, XS Nightclub

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